How to make Turai Shami Sliders -

Turai and chana dal kebabs served on multigrain bread roundels – they are as delicious as they look

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Ridge gourd (turi), Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Turai Shami Sliders

Turai Shami Sliders Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Turai Shami Sliders Recipe

  • Ridge gourd (turi) peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 500 grams

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) , soaked for 1 hour, boiled with turmeric and salt 3/4 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic , chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger , chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli , chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried breadcrumbs 1/2 cup

  • Multigrain bread , cut into roundels and toasted 4

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves 2/3

  • Ketchup mayo as required

  • Cheese slices , cut into small roundels 4

  • Red cherry tomatoes , halved to garnish


Step 1

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add garlic, ginger and asafoetida, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add ridge gourd and sauté for 1 minute. Add salt and mix well. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and green chilli and mix well. Add split Bengal gram and mix well. Cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 2

Switch the heat off, add breadcrumbs and mix well. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

Put the mixture into a grinder jar, grind to a smooth paste and transfer it into a bowl.

Step 4

Divide the mixture into equal medium sized portions and shape each portion into a kebab.

Step 5

Heat remaining ghee in a non-stick shallow pan, add kebabs and shallow fry on medium heat, turning sides, till golden brown on both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Place bread roundels on worktop. Tear lettuce leaves and place on top of each. Drizzle ketchup mayo mixture and place a kebab on each. Cover with cheese slice roundels.

Step 7

Insert toothpicks with halved red cherry tomatoes and serve immediately.

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